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CARPER: STATEMENT ON WELLSTONE

Posted: Oct. 28, 2002

Wilmington - Senator Tom Carper  will attend the memorial service for United States Senator Paul Wellstone tomorrow, October 29, in Minnesota. Carper issued the following statement after learning of the death of Senator Paul Wellstone:

ďPaul came from a more liberal part of the Democratic party than I do and heís never shy about saying so. I didnít know him well when I entered the Senate and I had not expected to see much of a friendship emerge. I was wrong. While we disagreed on some of the issues, I came to respect him and to like him a great deal.

He had a heart as big as Minnesota. He was a humble man who took the work that we did very seriously but didnít take himself too seriously. He had a wonderful sense of humor and we all learned so much from him.

Paul was as caring and decent a human being as any with which Iíve served. He loved serving the people of Minnesota and he loved his family. He had such a great sense of humor and as great a passion for public service as any I have seen. He will be missed.Ē

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